Knowledge-Based Consultant for Construction Inspection

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by Roozbeh Kangari, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Quality of Inspectors—In Search of Excellence:

Abstract: This paper shows how knowledge-based expert systems can be implemented in construction inspection to provide the necessary information needed by an inexperienced inspector to inspect complex construction operations. A successful construction inspection model requires a system that can combine the main components of information: factual knowledge, empirical rules, historical data, mathematical equations, and graphical representations. A microcomputer based expert system shell program which integrates the above elements of knowledge is developed for the concrete inspection. Reduction of time and overall costs, improved and uniformly applied inspection strategies, and automated record keeping are among the expected benefits of the use of such an expert advisory system.

Subject Headings: Inspection | Expert systems | Knowledge-based systems | Concrete | Information management | Data processing | Computer software |

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